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    Sale 7434


    13 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 73

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

    Jenny Kapitan, Pension Dorian, Berlin, 1977

    Price Realised  


    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
    Jenny Kapitan, Pension Dorian, Berlin, 1977
    gelatin silver print
    signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso
    14¼ x 9½in. (36.2 x 24.2cm.)

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    'This is a photo of Jenny, a favorite model of mine of the period, photographed in my bedroom at the Pension Florian (I changed the name to Dorian for legal purposes) which was, during the Nazi period called, "Salon Kitty", the most famous bordello catering to party big wigs. At the time I was living in the Pension, it was owned by Kitty's daughter, Kathleen' (Annotation by Newton on verso of another print of this image).

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    Newton, Private Property, Schirmer/Mosel, 1989, pl.5; Helmut Newton: Work, Taschen, 2000, p.209.